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Well so far I've managed to get mine to 430 FSB with no problems, I'm happy with the board, still have lots of tweaking to do though.
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430 is nothing. Try 533 and see
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680i for gamers, P5B for everyone else...
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You know, the 680I has core management (being able to physically turn off the 2nd 3rd and 4th cores), thats quite interesting in itself, and since most people go SLi anyway, I'm not sure how there should be controversy over this. The 680I isn't done being pushed.
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You know, the 680I has core management (being able to physically turn off the 2nd 3rd and 4th cores), thats quite interesting in itself, and since most people go SLi anyway, I'm not sure how there should be controversy over this. The 680I isn't done being pushed.
Why would you want to buy a processor with 4 cores so your $300 motherboard can turn them off?
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Why would you want to buy a processor with 4 cores so your $300 motherboard can turn them off?
Because you can =)
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Why would you want to buy a processor with 4 cores so your $300 motherboard can turn them off?
If your not doing major work you can turn them off to conserve energy? You can use under 30W by disabling 3 of them...

I don't remember web browsers and music players being very processor heavy, nor IM managers either...

Not to mention you can overclock the hell out of 1 core because you've disabled 3 of the heat makers
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If your not doing major work you can turn them off to conserve energy? You can use under 30W by disabling 3 of them...

I don't remember web browsers and music players being very processor heavy, nor IM managers either...

Not to mention you can overclock the hell out of 1 core because you've disabled 3 of the heat makers
Interesting... I want to play with that
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If you are playing solitare then get a Celeron... If you arn't using the other cores, they better be folding.
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If you are playing solitare then get a Celeron... If you arn't using the other cores, they better be folding.
It's not an obligation to fold you know...

While your not gaming and heating up the house with your big guns (8800 GTX's), It could be doing simple tasks in the background that are actually useful to the end user. Web Server, Just about any kind of server, something with direct benefit. Arguably, the board has many many other very nice features, but I'm not rich .
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